Université du Québec en Outaouais

Founded 1981 | Gatineau, QC

About UQO

The Université du Québec en Outaouais has greatly expanded its offerings from an original slate of primarily administration and education programs. There are now eight Ph.D. programs and 17 master’s programs, including an MBA in accounting. This fall, UQO is launching a new bachelor of law degree. UQO is the only university in Canada to offer bachelor’s degrees in museology and heritage and in comic strip writing in French. Accounting students can choose a CPA concentration or an applied training program with work placements.

For students at the main campus in Gatineau, Que., a short trip over the bridge to downtown Ottawa grants access to resources such as the national archives and public administration organizations. A satellite campus in Saint-Jérôme offers business administration, education, psychoeducation, nursing and social work. UQO supports the development of the region with research centres in photonics, temperate forest sciences, regional development and family intervention. A health clinic provides students with medical and mental health services, including resources for dealing with anxiety and depression.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$3,691 ($9,625 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Admission is not contingent on the R score; requirements vary by program

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,583 | Part-time: 1,972

Graduates: Full-time: 750 | Part-time: 691

International Students: First-year: number not available

Graduate: number not available

Male-Female Ratio: Number not available

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 218 (first come, first served)

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $3,696 to $6,048